Twins split with Dimond

Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The American Legion Twins baseball team split a Sunday doubleheader with Dimond in Anchorage.

The Twins won the first game 9-2, getting the bats going in the late innings.

Twins head coach John Kennedy said the Dimond starter kept the Twins batters off-balance early in the game with a knuckleball.

"It took us a couple of times through to get the gist of what he was doing," Kennedy said.

Once they did, the Twins pounded out 11 hits, 10 of them singles, and posted all their runs over the last five innings.

Justin Simpson was 2-for-5 with a double and three runs batted in for the Twins, Doug Starrett was 2-for-4 with two RBI, Jake Simpson was 2-for-5 and Kevin Epperheimer was 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Jeff Kennedy picked up the win for the Twins, with Jeff Holden and Cole Chappell throwing in relief.

Dimond edged the Twins 4-3 in the second, taking advantage of a lapse in focus in the sixth inning to grab the lead.

The Twins are next in action Wednesday when they play a team of American Legion Twins alumni at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

First game

Twins 9, Lynx 3

Kenai 000 012 303 9 11 1

Dimond 000 010 100 2 10 3

Kennedy, Holden (7), Chappell and Ju. Simpson; Werts, Krogh (6), Jenkins (8) and Boil. W Kennedy. L Werts. 2B Twins, Ju. Simpson; Lynx, Parker.

Second Game

Lynx 4, Twins 3

Kenai 020 000 1 3 11 3

Dimond 010 003 x 4 9 2

Johansen, Holden (6) and Ju. Simpson; Stralka and King. W Stralka. L Johansen. 2B Twins, Starrett, Ju. Simpson; Lynx, Jenkins, Paule.

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